I wondered what “May It Be” sounds like with a different tempo, vocal rendition, and instrumentation. The Dark Side of the Moon has satisfied that curiosity. They did it in a way where it retains the atmosphere and imagery of the original track. Oh yes, for those who might wonder, this is a metal band playing loud music, but strange as it may seem, the cover still sits with my taste. After all, symphonic metal and all associated genres have classical and ambient elements. These sit well with the Enya sound.
I was curious about them, so I did a little digging. Here’s a blurb from their official website:
Who are the successors of classical composers like Mozart, Bach, Beethoven? You’ll find some of them if you listen to the themes of your favorite movies. The epic stories of Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and others would be nothing without the great musical pieces dragging you into other worlds, luring you into parallel universes.
The Dark Side Of The Moon is taking the most significant themes of cinematography, TV shows, video games, and are transforming them into epic and powerful modern metal tracks. They take you on a musical quest from the depth of Moria up to the Iron Throne, descending into the inner core of those masterpieces to search and find the beast inside. As every human has a dark side, so has every song. You will hear musical pieces you thought you already knew in a way you wouldn’t have thought possible.
Like the moon, every song has an unexplored side. This is where the band will be taking you.
It all started with a bet between Melissa and Hans. Whoever won would win a dare towards the other. Hans won and challenged Melissa to record a metal version of “Jenny Of Oldstones” with him. After hearing that one song, Napalm Records immediately signed the band to do a whole album. So the band started the epic quest to transform their favorite cinematic themes into powerful metal tracks! In addition, the album will also have a few songs of their own, and, to make this journey even more magical, they invited some of their musician friends to join them.
Melissa Bonny – vocals
Hans Platz – guitars
Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums
Jenny Diehl – harp
Well, that sounds exciting to me. What do you think? I didn’t mean to copy the whole thing, but it sounds alright for you to know what this band is all about. If you are lazy, check the website out for yourself. But, I think you should.